Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1572304111

ISBN-13: 9781572304116

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Dennis L. Thombs

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Reviews and a critique of major contemporary perspectives are provided here. They cover alcoholism and drug dependence and throughout, applications to the helping process are emphasized. Case studies facilitate learning along with review questions.
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List price: $45.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 6/11/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232

Dennis L. Thombs, PhD, FAAHB, is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida. The focus of his scholarship is addictive behavior, with special interests in the epistemology of addiction and in alcohol and drug use during the period of emerging adulthood. Dr. Thombs’s research has been supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior.

The Multiple Conceptions of Addictive Behavior and Clinical Practice Today
Conceptions of Addiction in U.S. History
Addiction as Immoral Conduct
Addiction as a Disease
Addiction as Maladaptive Behavior
The Need for Theory
What Exactly Is a Theory?
Formal Attributes of a Good Theory
Substantive Attributes of Theories on Addictive Behavior
Theory, Research, and Contemporary Clinical Practice
Barriers to Change in the Treatment Community
Practical Issues Ignored by Researchers
Recent Efforts to Bridge the Gap: Technology Transfer
Competently Administered Prevention and Treatment Programs Are Effective
Purpose of the Book
Review Questions
The Disease Models
Different Disease Conceptions
Tolerance and Withdrawal
Addiction as a Primary Disease
Genetic Origins of Addiction: The Susceptibility Model
Effects of Drugs on Brain Structure and Function: The Exposure Model
Loss of Control
Addiction as a Progressive Disease
Addiction as a Chronic Disease
Strengths of the Disease Models
Weaknesses of the Disease Models
Review Questions
Psychoanalytic Formulations
Psychoanalysis: A Type of Psychotherapy
Personality Structure
Anxiety, Defense Mechanisms, and the Unconscious
Psychosexual Development
Insights into Compulsive Substance Use
Contemporary Treatment of Addiction
The Importance of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Substance Abuse Counseling
General Criticisms of Psychoanalysis
Criticism of the Psychoanalytic View of Addiction
Review Questions
Conditioning Models and Approaches to Contingency Management
Conditioned Behavior
Initiation of Alcohol and Drug Use
Relationship between Addiction and Physical Dependence
Cessation and Relapse
Blood Alcohol Discrimination
Behavioral Tolerance
Principles of Contingency Management
Applications of Contingency Contracting
Effectiveness of Contingency Management Approaches
Review Questions
Cognitive Models
Basic Social Cognitive Concepts
Modeling and Substance Use
Self-Efficacy and Treatment Outcomes
Role of Outcome Expectancy in Alcohol and Drug Use
Alcohol and Stress: Cognition as a Mediating Process
Stress Response Dampening
Tiffany's Model of Drug Urges and Cravings
Project MATCH: A Test of Cognitive Therapy
Review Questions
The Family System
Clinically Generated Concepts
Bowen's Family Systems Theory
Children in Alcoholic Families: Clinical Accounts
Role Behavior
The Process of Family Therapy
Findings from the Research Literature
Review Questions
Social and Cultural Foundations
Resistance to Considering the Social Origins of Alcoholism
Time and Place as Social Determinants of Illicit Drug Use
The Influence of Culture on Diagnostic Determinations
Sociological Functions of Substance Abuse
Social Facilitation
"Time Out" from Social Obligations
Promoting Group Solidarity/Establishing Social Boundaries
Drug Subcultures: Repudiation of Middle-Class Values
Implications for Counseling
Review Questions
Conditions That Facilitate and Inhibit Change in Addictive Behavior
Addictive Behavior Models and Client Motivation
Stages of Change in Addictive Behavior
Confrontative Treatment
Motivation Enhancement
Harm Reduction Approaches
The Impact of Managed Care
Review Questions
Author Index
Subject Index
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